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RI Department of Health: Hookup apps to blame for sharp rise in STD rates
Health officials point to apps such as Tinder and Grindr to showcase a growing national trend of high-risk sexual behavior.
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:15:38 PM


Turf being repaired at UAB's football practice field
Workers were seen removing grass from the University of Alabama at Birmingham's practice fields Wednesday afternoon, fueling rumors about the future of the university's football program.
NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:00:38 PM
Bond denied for Auburn employee accused of trafficking GHB
An Auburn University lab technician facing federal charges will stay behind bars until the case is resolved.
NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:53:50 PM
Lilly Pulitzer under fire for ‘fat shaming’
Clothing company Lilly Pulitzer, known for its bright colors, is finding itself in the spotlight for another reason.
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:42:52 PM
A car crash in Gulf State Park left two Vestavia Hills residents hospitalized Wednesday morning, a G
A car crash in Gulf State Park left two Vestavia Hills residents hospitalized Wednesday morning, a Gulf Shores Police Department spokesman said.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:23:11 PM
Former manager of Fayette Water Works Bord indicted
Scotty Allen Moore, 58, has nine indictments against him including theft of property, use of official position for personal gain, and fraudu…...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:21:43 PM
Manager of Fayette Water Works Bord indicted
Scotty Allen Moore, 58, has nine indictments against him including theft of property, use of official position for personal gain, and fraudu…...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:21:43 PM
The big majority of the injuries -- more than 80 percent -- were to the ankle or foot.
The big majority of the injuries -- more than 80 percent -- were to the ankle or foot. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:56:00 PM
Kassouf & Co. hires new shareholder
Birmingham accounting firm Kassouf & Co. announced this week the hiring of new shareholder Bill Bach, III. Bach will serve as the firm’s Director of Assurance Services, working with the audit team. Bach comes to Kassouf & Co. with 15 years of experience in public accounting and two years of experience in private industry. He focuses on audit and consulting services for privately held businesses, non-profits, and the governmental sector. He also provides advice regarding internal control and...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:48:13 PM
Oakworth Capital Bank Ranks 3rd in 2015 Healthiest Banks list
Birmingham's Oakworth Capital Bank has received recognition for its overall health already this year,and recently added to that list accolades, as the bank ranked third out of 6,998 federally insured banks in the 2015 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America. The list, released this week by DepositAccounts, showed Oakworth Capital receiving high rankings in all of the primary evaluation categories, including Texas Ratio, Deposit Growth, and Capitalization. Oakworth Capital receive...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:45:29 PM
Which cities do Birmingham entrepreneurs envy?
Whether it's nearby metros like Atlanta and Nashville or western tech hubs like San Diego, entrepreneurs in Birmingham point to a number of role models the Magic City could mirror to help build its startup infrastructure. San Francisco, Austin and Nashville were the most popular responses of the 20 entrepreneurs we surveyed, but other cities got plenty of recognition as well. There were also proponents for regional collaboration rather than city-by-city. Austin, Texas " We need someth...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:40:13 PM
A different kind of counterfeit bill, reading "for motion picture use only," is turning up, police s
A different kind of counterfeit bill, reading "for motion picture use only," is turning up, police say. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:05:26 PM
Firefighters said they will champion an effort to strengthen state laws against those who shoot at p
Firefighters said they will champion an effort to strengthen state laws against those who shoot at police officers and firefighters. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:02:13 PM
Police searching for hospital theft suspect
Police are asking for help catching a theft suspect accused of stealing from two hospitals.
NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:39:26 PM
REV Birmingham hires new cast of program directors
REV Birmingham has hired a regional planner, startup collaborator and real estate professor to fill program director positions for BikeShare, catalytic development and business growth. Lindsey West has been hired to lead the newly-created BikeShare programs. West most recently served as deputy director of operations at the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, where she headed the implementation plan for the BikeShare initiative for Birmingham in 2013. Deontee Gordon has be...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:24:43 PM
UAB study identifies pathway that may cause seizures and shorten survival for patients with severe b
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a chemical pathway that may be associated with seizures and shorter patient survival in some patients with malignant glioma, the most common and deadly form of brain tumor. In findings published May 27 in Science Translational Medicine , the researchers suggest ...
UAB Campus News at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:15:25 PM
Legislation that would allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church to hire certified police officers to patr
Legislation that would allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church to hire certified police officers to patrol its campuses passed in a Senate committee today without any debate. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:08:00 PM
Why Pat Dye says Alabama should embrace gambling and a lottery
I have something that has been weighing heavily on my mind and my heart these last few weeks: the Alabama budget crisis. Now, most of you read that line, laughed and asked yourself, “Why does an old football coach give a darn about the budget crisis?” The answer is simple – Alabama is my home. I have loved Alabama since Coach Bryant gave me my first coaching job in 1965. I spent the best years of my life in Auburn, and now I live in Macon County, but only 12 miles from the stadium. So it sa...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:45:13 PM
The event will be held at The Gardens from 10 - 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The event will be held at The Gardens from 10 - 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:30:00 PM
10 arrested in Cullman Co. sex offender compliance checks
Ten people are arrested as the Cullman County Sheriff's Office ramps up sex offender compliance checks in the previous months.
NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:28:45 PM
Regions Bank is closing its Alabaster branch on First Street North, but the company has no plans to
Regions Bank is closing its Alabaster branch on First Street North, but the company has no plans to shutter any other locations in Alabama, according to a spokesman. In a May 22 letter to customers of the Alabaster branch, Regions...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:17:08 PM
At the city hall grand opening on June 19, Gilbert will lead tours of the city hall part of the buil
At the city hall grand opening on June 19, Gilbert will lead tours of the city hall part of the building, while Police Chief Nick Smith will lead tours of the new police station. There will be a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:16:14 PM
Top of the List: Bham’s most popular tourist attractions
Tourist sites in the Magic City are drawing some pretty impressive crowds, according to data from our most recent List. For our newest Tourist Attractions List, we reached out to the Alabama Tourism Department and site representatives to find out which tourist attractions drew the largest crowds in 2014. The numbers are encouraging for the local tourism industry, as 76 percent of the sites on our List showed higher attendance rates in 2014 compared to the previous year. Railroad Park jum...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:14:48 PM
Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Helena, Madison and Pelham topped list of best suburbs in Alabama.
Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Helena, Madison and Pelham topped list of best suburbs in Alabama.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:09:08 PM
PHOTOS: This week’s adoptable pets – May 27th
Meet Pogo, Dutch, Checkers, and the other dogs and cats you can adopt from the Greater Birmingham Human Society.
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:59:14 PM
Birmingham CVB names new president
The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau selected John Oros to succeed retiring president Jim Smither.
NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:39:01 PM
HealthSouth partners with Tennessee health system on new rehab hospital
HealthSouth and West Tennessee Healthcare have partnered to own, operate and construct a new 48-bed rehabilitation hospital in Jackson, Tenn. Construction of the hospital has to be approved by the state, but in the mean time, HealthSouth will take control of the inpatient rehabilitation unit within Jackson-Madison County General Hospital starting July 1 until the new hospital is complete. The agreement also includes joint ownership of HealthSouth's Crane Creek Rehabilitation Hospital in ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:29:52 PM
Birmingham City Councilor offers reward in elderly man's murder
Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson is offering a $1,000 reward in the death of an elderly man.
NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:28:54 PM
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint announces June opening for five metro locations
Atlanta-based Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has announced plans to open in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa markets on June 4-5. The fast-casual eatery features a make-your-own pizza menu, with the food cooking in under six minutes, according to a release from the company. Customers will also be able to build their own salad or panini. The Hoover location will open at 210 Doug Baker Blvd. in The Village at Lee Branch shopping center on June 4. There will be five total Uncle Maddio's loca...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:28:24 PM
Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft: Who's leading tech? (Video)
Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft: Who's leading tech? (Video) ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:15:21 PM
2015 Hurricane season outlook
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CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:52:34 AM
New study warns 80 percent of sunscreen products underperform
Pools are open and many schools are out for summer, meaning kids will be enjoying a lot of time in the sun. But a new report by the Environm…...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:48:54 AM
On Tuesday, May 26, the Tuskegee City Council passed a resolution barring discrimination on the basi
On Tuesday, May 26, the Tuskegee City Council passed a resolution barring discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, and immigration status by all city officials. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:44:00 AM
Study ranks most obese states
The nation’s obese population keeps going up and a new study maps the places where you’re likely to find the highest and lowest rates of obe…...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:34:41 AM
Charlie Fuller was beaten during a robbery May 13, and died May 25 at UAB Hospital.
Charlie Fuller was beaten during a robbery May 13, and died May 25 at UAB Hospital.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:31:04 AM
Gray Construction starts work on new downtown HQ in Booker T. Washington building
Gray Construction has started work on its new downtown regional headquarters in the Booker T. Washington Insurance Co. building. Gray, which has steadily increased its presence in Birmingham in recent years, is partnering with A.G. Gaston Design for the interior and exterior renovation of the Third Avenue North property. Gray recently finalized the purchase of the 57,101-square-foot building and the 160-space attached parking deck at 1728 Third Ave. N. for $1.2 million. The company sa...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:19:58 AM
Various schools in Shelby County are hosting summer feeding programs that will provide meals free of
Various schools in Shelby County are hosting summer feeding programs that will provide meals free of charge to anyone 18 years old or younger. In the Shelby County School District, participating sites include: Calera Intermediate: June 1 - July 24...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:52:33 AM
Authorities reported only 55 new cases across the state for the week of May 12 through May 18.
Authorities reported only 55 new cases across the state for the week of May 12 through May 18. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:34:25 AM
The College-2-Career Intensive is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 8 at the Sheraton Birmingha
The College-2-Career Intensive is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 8 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Uptown. Registration is $10 for job seekers.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:30:03 AM
Suspect on the run following morning chase
Police in Birmingham are searching for a female suspect they say was involved in a chase early Wednesday morning.
NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:29:19 AM
The Merchant Mariners suffered many casualties in WWII and have never been properly recognized, acco
The Merchant Mariners suffered many casualties in WWII and have never been properly recognized, according to Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.)...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:12:00 AM
A 61-year-old man shot in the shoulder Tuesday evening was charged with attempted murder for alleged
A 61-year-old man shot in the shoulder Tuesday evening was charged with attempted murder for allegedly starting a gunfight over a camper trailer in Gordo, Ala.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:10:00 AM
If UAB revives football, it needs to go all the way
On June 1, the University of Alabama at Birmingham will announce whether it will revive its football, bowling and rifle programs. The decision comes after months of controversy, no confidence votes and multiple consultant reports that followed the decision to end the programs late last year. College Sports Solutions, the consulting firm that recently released its analysis of the school’s decision, concluded that reviving the programs and moving forward without them are both viable option...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:01:51 AM
Surveillance camera captures tornado cutting through Ohio town
Police released surveillance video Tuesday of the tornado that touched down in Beavercreek.
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:00:25 AM
The Shelby County Commission on Tuesday night approved a $90,000 payment to the Alabama Firefighters
The Shelby County Commission on Tuesday night approved a $90,000 payment to the Alabama Firefighters Museum and Education Center Foundation aimed at helping in the development of the new institution in Calera. The Shelby County Commission approved the $90,000 in...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:48:01 AM
FIFA corruption scandal: Meet the 14 defendants charged by DOJ
The U.S. Department of Justice alleges widespread, rampant corruption throughout international soccer’s biggest federation.
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:46:11 AM
UAB Cancer Center scientists present research at ASCO national meeting
Pioneering cancer research at UAB will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. A team of physician-scientists and researchers from the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will present some of the latest advances in cancer research to more than 25,000 oncology professionals during the 51st annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologyin Chicago May 29-June 2, 2015.  UAB Cancer Center investigators are authors on more than 50 abstracts accepted by ...
UAB Campus News at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:20:29 AM
Alabama has seen a rising problem with opiate addiction and painkiller prescription rates that are t
Alabama has seen a rising problem with opiate addiction and painkiller prescription rates that are the highest in the nation. There are 400 registered pain clinics in the state and federal data shows that there are 143 pain killer prescriptions for every 100 people.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:30:21 AM
Staats, who resigned in 2013 after a vote of no confidence from Gadsden State employees, has been pi
Staats, who resigned in 2013 after a vote of no confidence from Gadsden State employees, has been picked to lead Craven Community College. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:01:34 AM
The owner of a downtown Tuscaloosa bar voluntarily relinquished his business license Tuesday night a
The owner of a downtown Tuscaloosa bar voluntarily relinquished his business license Tuesday night after a shooting there last April brought on calls for its closure. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM
Weather Alert: Chance for strong storms in West Ala. Wednesday afternoon
We're watching some afternoon storms develop across Mississippi and continue to track into Alabama.The greatest risk for severe storms is in West Alabama including Marion, Lamar, Winston, Fayette, Pickens, Hale, and Greene counties.
Fox News 6 at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Shooting during dispute over camper trailer lands man in jail
A 64-year-old man is facing attempted murder charge after Tuscaloosa investigators say he shot at someone during a civil dispute over his camper trailer Tuesday evening in the Elrod community.
Fox News 6 at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
NOAA reveals 2015 Atlantic hurricane season predictions
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had a news conference at New Orleans City Hall Wednesday morning where they revealed its predictions for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.
Fox News 6 at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Man wanted in connection with thefts at Brookwood Medical Center
Homewood police are trying to identify a man wanted in connection with several thefts at Brookwood Medical Center.
Fox News 6 at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
State of Black America report shows significant disparities
Where are we when it comes to equality in America? That was one of the topics at Miles College Tuesday evening, where the Birmingham Urban League presented the State of Black America report.
Fox News 6 at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Officials to release hurricane season forecast
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is getting ready to announce its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season.
ABC 33/40 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Man arrested after wreck that killed detective's mother
Police say a 26-year-old man has been charged after leaving the scene of a hit-and-run that killed the mother of a Birmingham police detective.
ABC 33/40 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
New police dog working with Irondale officers
A new police dog is working with Irondale officers.
ABC 33/40 - TV at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Shootout over repossessed camper trailer lands man in jail
A 61-year-old man is facing attempted murder charge after Tuscaloosa investigators say he shot at someone who was trying to repossess his camper trailer.
Fox News 6 at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Owner hopes to redevelop Econo Lodge in West Homewood
A property owner in West Homewood has big plans that he hopes will spark new growth for the area.
Fox News 6 at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
MRI Equipment Installed at Grandview Med. Center
Today technicians installed MRI Equipment Installed at Grandview Med. Center...
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